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Newsletter Outubro 2021

 

Applications for Expo Açores – Artesanato opens on October 18th

The Secretaria Regional da Juventude, Qualificação Profissional e Emprego, through the Centro de Artesanato e Design dos Açores (CADA), will promote, from December 1st to 5th, the “Expo Açores Artesanato” at the Pavilhão do Mar, in Ponta Delgada.
The initiative, the first post-pandemic, which aims to value regional handicrafts and boost the sale of products from the various participating Handicraft Production Units (UPA), will feature a commercial component from the Marca Açores brand.
Thus, the exhibition, which has free entry, includes 54 stands available for handicraft companies and six gastronomic spaces for the Marca Açores brand.
In addition to the wokshops and a diversified set of entertainment activities, both inside and outside the venue, the event also aims to give visibility to products certified under the collective brand Artesanato dos Açores.
The event will be open to the public from 2:00 pm to 11:00 pm on December 1st and 4th, from 6:00 pm to 11:00 pm on December 2nd and 3rd, and from 2:00 pm to 9:00 pm on December 5th.
Applications for Expo Açores – Artesanato will take place from October 18th to 31th, exclusively online, and can be made here.

Certification and Protection of Artisanal Products

Ordinance No. 111/2021 of October 14th, 2021 regulates the collective certification brand “Artesanato dos Açores” for products traditionally manufactured in the Region and reflects well the government’s strategy for the digital transition, as it marks a new step in the certification of handcrafted products, starting with the simplification of the legal process and the respective information and promotion to interested parties. This ordinance becomes a single document, providing a legal framework for all the technical work of investigation and preparation of the aforementioned certification process.

The manufactured products, that integrate de Nacional Repertoire of Handicraft Activities, that are certified in the Azores today are:

– Typical Embroideries of the Azores;
– Typical Lace of the Azores;
– Traditional Weaving of the Azores;
– Fig Tree Kernel of the Azores;
– “Registos” of Senhor Santo Cristo dos Milagres;
– Bolos Lêvedos;
– Fish scales;
– Traditional sweets (Queijadas of Vila Franca do Campo, Dona Amélia’s cakes, “espécies” of S. Jorge, Queijadas of    Graciosa);
– Ceramics of the Azores (figurines, pottery, faiance and tiles);
– Alfenim;
– “Lapinha” Christmas Cribs;
– “Biscoitos de Orelha” from the island of Santa Maria
– Basketry of the Azores
– “Capacharia” of the Azores
– Hats of the Azores
– Confection of Dolls of the Azores
– Wicker furniture manufacturing or Similar
– Wood locks from the island of Corvo
– Viola da Terra
– Wool beret from Corvo

The handicraft production units registered at the Centro de Artesanato e Design dos Açores will be able to easily consult the requirements corresponding to their production area in order to better assess their interest and framework in the certification of their product and, therefore, the advantage in using the seal of origin and quality “Artesanato dos Açores”.

If your activity is already one of the certified ones, you can find all the information on our website, where the ordinance is available, as well as the necessary forms for certification. For more informations, you can contact CADA via email at cada@azores.gov.pt or 296 309 100.